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Crustless Pizza

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Introduction

I wouldn't want to go bandying around the name of this recipe in Naples, but this is what I call it. If it helps, think of it as a cheese toastie, only without the bread. Whatever, it makes a fast and easy supper on days when you're too tired to think about what to cook. This gets made - pretty well makes itself - before you've even realised you're in the kitchen.

Where I've suggested some sliced chorizo to adorn the top, you could as easily sprinkle in some sweetcorn or snipped ham, or just about anything you fancy and can get away with. But rest assured, there are plenty of times I've cooked this without any final addition: just egg, flour, salt, milk and cheese. This is comfort: quicktime.

For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

I wouldn't want to go bandying around the name of this recipe in Naples, but this is what I call it. If it helps, think of it as a cheese toastie, only without the bread. Whatever, it makes a fast and easy supper on days when you're too tired to think about what to cook. This gets made - pretty well makes itself - before you've even realised you're in the kitchen.

Where I've suggested some sliced chorizo to adorn the top, you could as easily sprinkle in some sweetcorn or snipped ham, or just about anything you fancy and can get away with. But rest assured, there are plenty of times I've cooked this without any final addition: just egg, flour, salt, milk and cheese. This is comfort: quicktime.

For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.

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Ingredients

Serves: 2-4, depending on age and appetite

Metric Cups
  • 1 egg
  • 100 grams plain flour
  • sea salt flakes (to taste)
  • 250 millilitres full fat milk
  • butter for greasing
  • 100 grams grated Cheddar cheese
  • 50 grams small chorizo or pepperoni slices
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • kosher salt (to taste)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • butter for greasing
  • 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
  • 2 ounces small chorizo or pepperoni slices

Method

You will need 1 x round ovenproof pie dish, approx. 20cm / 8in diameter.

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/gas mark 6/400°F. Beat the egg with the flour, salt and milk to make a smooth batter.
  2. Grease a round ovenproof pie dish, then stir half the grated cheese into the batter, before pouring it into the dish.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Take the dish out of the oven, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and add the chorizo or pepperoni (if using) - or anything else - now, too. Return to the oven and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Once the cheese on top is melted and looks burnished gold on the crustless pizza, take it out of the oven and serve cut into slices. A green or tomato salad on the side would not be a bad idea...

You will need 1 x round ovenproof pie dish, approx. 20cm / 8in diameter.

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C Fan/gas mark 6/400°F. Beat the egg with the flour, salt and milk to make a smooth batter.
  2. Grease a round ovenproof pie dish, then stir half the grated cheese into the batter, before pouring it into the dish.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Take the dish out of the oven, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and add the chorizo or pepperoni (if using) - or anything else - now, too. Return to the oven and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes.
  4. Once the cheese on top is melted and looks burnished gold on the crustless pizza, take it out of the oven and serve cut into slices. A green or tomato salad on the side would not be a bad idea...

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What 2 Others have said

  • I used rice flour with some baking powder and baking soda instead of plain flour and the result was a tasty gluten free pizza! Thank you Nigella

    Posted by Verenasomething on 26th May 2020
  • Yummo!!!!

    Posted by Sullivan141 on 15th May 2020
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